Phipps Plaza in Buckhead is about to get a major makeover

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Phipps Plaza in Buckhead is about to get a major makeover

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A rendering of the Nobu hotel and restaurant to be built on the campus of the Phipps Plaza mall in Buckhead. Developer Simon also plans a new office tower and other restaurants as part of a major Phipps makeover. SPECIAL from Simon and Nobu

The tony Phipps Plaza mall in Buckhead is about to get another makeover.

Developer Simon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that it will build a new luxury hotel, office tower, a fitness center and add new restaurants to the Atlanta stalwart of luxury shopping. Malls across the country have been under pressure from the rise of e-commerce. The makeover is part of Simon’s more than a decade-long plan to turn the enclosed shopping center into a mixed-use entertainment hub.

The headliners of the project will be a boutique hotel and flagship restaurant by Nobu, whose founding investors include actor and director Robert De Niro, film producer Meir Teper, renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa and well-known New York restauranteur Drew Nieporent.

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